Ohio Questions & Answers

Q: individual with disability. employer wants me to sign away my rights. How much is reasonable?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Employment Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
James J. Hux's answer
If you believe you have been discriminated against because of your disability, you would probably benefit from speaking with an employment law attorney before accepting any severance agreement. Some attorneys will offer a free initial consultation.

Attorney James J. Hux

Hux Law Firm, LLC

Q: My landlord has promise to fix things on our move in he didnt several things need repair I was not aware ofcan I move

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
You can always move, but the landlord could sue you for rent if you do. The proper process is to give landlord written notice of the problems, then start paying your rent on time into escrow with your local court. Check the court web site for the escrow process.

Q: My landlord raised my rent over 10% with only 12 days notice before my lease renewal. Is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
If the prior lease did not specify any advance notice for renewal or limits on rent increases, then the landlord can adjust the rent for renewal without any limitation. You can try to negotiate with landlord, but landlord can require the new rent, or require you to move.

Q: I have had custody of my grandson since he has been 18months he is 7 now. His mom has been in his life the last 3 years

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
There is a chance that the court would start giving her time with the child now, and possibly full custody later. The court will determine what is in the best interest of the child based on all the testimony and evidence presented to the court. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to help you with that process.

Q: I'm 17 and will be 18 in August am I legally able to move in with my mom and finish home schooling there without trouble

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
When you are 18, you are no longer a minor, so you can make your own decisions where to live.

Q: How would I know if I have a federal warrant?

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 16, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
You can contact the court or police but they may not tell you depending upon the circumstances. If you suspect you have a warrant, you really ought to hire an attorney.

Q: I am trying to obtain a copy of Case# 2:2018CV01223. I am not a lawyer so how can I go about this?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 15, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
Check the court web's site for case search. Enter the case number. Or call the court.

Q: I am filing for visitation of my daughter and my ex is saying she will ignore the summons and possibly leave state?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 15, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
Start by retaining a local family law attorney to represent you in the court process. If she does move to a different state, and you want to pursue the matter, then it will be more complicated, and you will need an attorney, and possibly an attorney in the state to which she moves. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney.

Q: Can a Domestic Violence charge(Misdemeanor) be expunged from my record that occured in (2000)

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
An M1 Or felony DV cannot be sealed; the M4 “threats” kind, can.

Q: what does disposition released mean on BCI?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
The theft case is over but the fraud charge is still pending.

Q: My father in law owns a farm that is to go to my husband upon his death. My husband has a step brother who has no

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
Father in law should meet with an estate planning attorney to review all the facts of the situation. The attorney can discuss various options of how to accomplish what he wants to do. It could be as simple as executing an affidavit, but he should also have a will, a living will, and financial and health care powers of attorney. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to find a local estate planning attorney to meet with him.

Q: Purchased property "As is" from development company. Now man that sold to them wants property he left

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
You probably have no legal obligation to him if you had no knowledge of the ownership of the things he left behind. It is between him and the company to whom he sold the property. But if he files a lawsuit and names you as a defendant, then you should obtain an attorney to represent you.

Q: I am 17 years old in Ohio, and my negligent grandparents have legal custody of me. Could I call CSB on them?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
Before doing that, if you have any other family members, teachers, or trusted adults to talk to about it, you should do that first. But you can call the local children's services office. They will investigate and could move you into foster care.

Q: Can a mother withdraw a minor from school and not re-enroll the child in another school?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
The mother would have the opportunity to appear at the guardianship hearing, and the court could subpoena her to appear. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney who handles guardianships to review the facts and advise you.

Q: Sons wages were garnished more than he can afford they said because it already went to court there was nothing we can do

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
If he did not appear at the hearing that set the garnishment, and if the time for appeal has passed, then he might not be able to change it. He could use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local consumer law attorney or a bankruptcy attorney.

Q: I have full custody of my son but his grandparents get him every other weekend I want to move to Florida

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 12, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
Your custody order or the local court rules probably require you to file a notice of intent to relocate with the court that has jurisdiction of the custody. The court then notifies the grandparents, and there can be a court hearing. The court will then review all the facts and determine any changes to the custody order, and could require that your son continue to see the grandparents, which would effectively make it impossible for you to move. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local...

Q: I’m 24 and I got a ticket in Ohio for crossing a white line and hitting the rumble strip never had a ticket in my life

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 12, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
You can fight anything. The question is whether you will win or not. You’re probably better served by negotiating with the prosecutor to get it amended to a no point violation.

Q: My apartment is flooded with sewage, what are my rights and responsibilities ?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 11, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
Did you tell landlord about it? If the apartment is not habitable, then you must move out. If landlord won't pay the extra cost of your alternate living accommodations, then you would have to sue landlord to get reimbursement for that and for replacement of any lost property you have to replace. If landlord cannot fix the apartment in a reasonable time, ask for an early lease termination.

Q: Can a land lord not allow you to have visitors after a certain time, or single you out as the only tenant that can't?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 11, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
If tenant violates a term of the lease by having friends after 10, then landlord can file an eviction against the tenant. Even if the court does not grant the eviction, an eviction is a permanent court record, and a future landlord can find it in the records, making it difficult for the tenant to rent in the future.

Q: Can my landlord make us pay unpaid rent and keep our things from us when we move out without an eviction notice & lease

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 11, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
Landlord can sue you for unpaid rent. Without a proper eviction, if landlord does not allow you to get your things, then you can sue landlord for keeping them.

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